Silent Hill HD Collection = Completely Broken? Page 2

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  • Darren 29 Mar 2012 12:47:37 9,075 posts
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    I couldn't find a thread for this game in the General section... but, anyway, I got the Xbox 360 version yesterday and played about an hour of Silent Hill 2. I didn't notice any framerate issues and the fog looked as thick as I remembered it from the PS2 version but I did have some god-awful sound glitches while roaming the streets of Silent Hill. Sometimes the sound would cut-out or there'd be this horrible screeching (which isn't coming from the enemies by the way, that's a different sound).

    I had actually planned on buying the PS3 version originally but switched my order when I read of the problems with the Sony version in the NeoGAF game thread. I think it's unforgivable that these issues exist in both versions on fixed format consoles. Clearly quality control wasn't a prerequisite for this game at Konami!!! :rolleyes:

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  • psychokitten Moderator 29 Mar 2012 12:48:35 7,794 posts
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    Is it a weapon related noise, or completely random? I have seen reports that some guns in SH3 cause horrible sound problems :(
  • Darren 29 Mar 2012 12:53:28 9,075 posts
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    I only had the plank of wood at that point so it wasn't a weapon-related sound alas. The sound is just glitchy for some reason but otherwise the game looks pretty good considering its age (it's obviously widescreen now and the film grain has been retained). The opening section is dull though, which surprised me as I didn't recall it as such, and there are no prompts on-screen to tell you where to go or what buttons to press for the weapons, which led to some initial confusion as it has been years since I played the game on the PS2. This is very much from an era where reading the manual is a requirement not a choice!

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  • FabricatedLunatic 29 Mar 2012 13:09:01 13,040 posts
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    Strikealight wrote:
    Playing the EU PS3 version, and even though the image is slightly 'cleaner', there's nothing broken about it.
    The producer did say on GAF that the European version wouldn't have the same issues that the US release does (indicating that it was knowingly released over there with those issues), though exactly what he was referring to isn't clear.

    In this video you can see how James continually stops and starts, something reported by a lot of players. That would make the game more or less unplayable for me.

    Even without the technical issues, though, I'd be loath to spend money on a port that's been this sloppily put together (textures have been changed for the worse, lighting has been fucked around with, fog and other effects removed, music and other minor details altered for no apparent reason). I'll take the blurrier but otherwise as-intended PS2 versions instead.

    Edited by FabricatedLunatic at 13:12:56 29-03-2012
  • quadfather 29 Mar 2012 13:09:09 13,356 posts
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    Hm, this is odd, because if it's got issues like that, how the hell can it get a 9/10?

    Unless it's only on certain 360's/ps3's? But that cant' be the case surely

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  • quadfather 29 Mar 2012 13:10:00 13,356 posts
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    @FabricatedLunatic - link doesn't work

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  • FabricatedLunatic 29 Mar 2012 13:11:13 13,040 posts
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    Fixed!
  • quadfather 29 Mar 2012 13:16:30 13,356 posts
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    yay!

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  • Deleted user 29 March 2012 13:17:27
    So the EU version is fixx0red?
  • quadfather 29 Mar 2012 13:18:23 13,356 posts
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    fucking hell, I see what you mean.

    Actually the fog doesn't look that bad on that video, but that stop start shit? You can fuck that

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  • Deleted user 29 March 2012 13:20:55
    I've heard that the fog problem is mainly on the PS3 but both have serious issues with looped music and sound sync issues.

    @quadfather would not trust the IGN review.
  • quadfather 29 Mar 2012 13:26:28 13,356 posts
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    I've just watched all of that video that FabricatedLunatic posted.

    Man, I feel depressed now

    Weakorbit - Yeah, that was the first site I went to. Metacritic paints an entirely different picture

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  • quadfather 29 Mar 2012 13:37:25 13,356 posts
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    Arghhh, I can't decide, it's doing my head in!

    Some of the videos on youtube seem ok, some awful, some pretty good

    I *really* don't want to taint my ps2 sh2 memory though :-(

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  • Deleted user 29 March 2012 13:56:19
    The Destructoid review is pretty comprehensive about the bugs the game has

    Review

    Yeah don't want to sully or shatter my memories of Silent hill either.
  • Strikealight 29 Mar 2012 13:57:48 40 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    Arghhh, I can't decide, it's doing my head in!

    Some of the videos on youtube seem ok, some awful, some pretty good

    I *really* don't want to taint my ps2 sh2 memory though :-(
    I wouldn't bother then if you already own the originals. Not enough in this package to risk being dissapointed. The image is certainly cleaner, but it appears that many little things have been taken away from the experience.
  • quadfather 29 Mar 2012 14:05:32 13,356 posts
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    Yeah, looks more bad than good. I've still got sh2 special edition for the ps2, so I think I'm going to sit this one out and wait I reckon.

    Haven't got 3 though. but I bet I can pick up an old one for a few quid

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  • psychokitten Moderator 29 Mar 2012 14:09:49 7,794 posts
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    WeakOrbit wrote:
    The Destructoid review is pretty comprehensive about the bugs the game has

    Review

    Yeah don't want to sully or shatter my memories of Silent hill either.
  • SolidSCB 29 Mar 2012 14:20:43 7,361 posts
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    Quite odd that this is a turd, considering Konami's other recent HD collection turned out to be quite excellent.
  • Strikealight 29 Mar 2012 14:34:04 40 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    Quite odd that this is a turd, considering Konami's other recent HD collection turned out to be quite excellent.
    Yeah, but the MGS HD collection was handled by an extremely experienced and talented studio. Hijinx are a bunch of unknowns.
  • richarddavies 29 Mar 2012 14:56:29 2,899 posts
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    Is trhis ther only thread for the HD collection? I couldn't find another one. Just checked my Lovefilm list and it seems there sending this out albeit the 360 version. I'm sure I read somewhere this had been held back/recalled at the last minute? Either way I should be playing it by weekend so I'll post my thoughts on it.

    Edited by richarddavies at 15:37:02 29-03-2012
  • quadfather 29 Mar 2012 16:22:39 13,356 posts
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    WeakOrbit wrote:
    The Destructoid review is pretty comprehensive about the bugs the game has

    Review

    Yeah don't want to sully or shatter my memories of Silent hill either.
    That review pretty much sums it up I think.

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  • Deleted user 29 March 2012 23:49:27
    You could say this port got screwed worse than the mannequin in Silent Hill 2.

    Silent Hill Downpour however seems to be getting decent user reviews on Metacritc. Watched the Gametrailers Review last night and I thought it looked pretty good. Bad enemy design but most games these days seem to bar dark souls

    Main thing though. Has anyone played this. I'm 60/40 on the matter of picking it up.

    Heh Heh Heh well played Psychokitten.

    Edited by WeakOrbit at 23:57:02 29-03-2012
  • Retroid Moderator 30 Mar 2012 01:10:28 45,309 posts
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    JOY AND RAPTURE.

    Turns out that I pre-ordered this - both on PS3 & 360 (?!?!) in the middle of last year. Cancelled my order before despatch from TheHut, but... they've despatched them.

    :/
  • DUFFMAN5 30 Mar 2012 08:11:53 15,383 posts
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    @Retroid
    So you got them free ? if so great stuff. I have them on my lovefilm list. I also have SHDP, I liked Homecoming more than most, so hopefully will get some enjoyment out of it. They will never beat the original 3 games, just like they (Capcom) will never better the first RE games, apart from REmake which was and is the definitve version of Resident Evil.

    Edited by DUFFMAN5 at 08:13:22 30-03-2012

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  • psychokitten Moderator 30 Mar 2012 09:54:00 7,794 posts
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    Same, Homecoming wasn't a great game, but I think I enjoyed it more than most did by the sounds of it, just pretend it isn't a SH game ;)

    I just don't want to sully my SH2/SH3 memories :( They're among my all time favourite games (2 mainly)
  • Deleted user 30 March 2012 11:23:23
    Listened to the soundtracks for 2 and 3 yesterday as well, awesome stuff. Shame that no games this generation have managed to have the same oppressive atmosphere as them.

    I remember I was playing 2 with a friend one time and I ejected the disc to change the game but the game continued to run as I didn't reset the system. Now when I came back after five minutes I was rooting around for the other game I heard James scream from the TV.

    Don' know if it was a idle animation thing or something but it freaked the hell out of us! :)

    EDIT Just found out that the Pyramid Head scene with the mannequin isn't edited out. Its a loading glitch on the PS3 version :eek:

    Edited by WeakOrbit at 11:41:14 30-03-2012
  • quadfather 30 Mar 2012 11:55:31 13,356 posts
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    I need to see the patch notes to check what's being addressed I reckon

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  • Retroid Moderator 30 Mar 2012 12:22:45 45,309 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5 HA! I bloody wish they just ignored the cancellation, the twats.

    In two minds whether to keep one of them & flog the other off in the possibly vain hope they're going to fix the fuck ups.
  • alexc7496 30 Mar 2012 12:26:12 1,792 posts
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    Any news as to whether the Vita version is any good?
  • Retroid Moderator 30 Mar 2012 12:28:40 45,309 posts
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    I'd be amazed if that's much different, would be easier just to port the same version across.
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